The Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament is an active and vibrant
Roman Catholic Parish and the seat of the Diocese of Sacramento.
A Pilgrim's Guide to Sacramento Cathedral
With this booklet you can conduct a self-guided tour around the cathedral and learn its history at your own pace. Available in our gift shop.
The Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament
This book delves into the cathedral history, including the renovation and restoration. Available in our gift shop.
Tour the Cathedral Slideshow
Learn about the cathedral with this slideshow by Denise Fracchia, Cathedral Docent.
Cathedral Renovation Slideshow
See pictures of the 2005 restoration and renovation of the Cathedral in a slideshow by Denise Fracchia, Cathedral Docent.
Chapel Saints and Martyrs
This document identifies the saints in Mary's Chapel and the martyrs in the Martyrs Chapel.
Translations and Definitions
This document defines terms and translates some of the Latin found in the cathedral.
Cathedral Layout Sketch
This diagram shows a layout of the cathedral.
This document tells you more about the Rueter Organ and its history.
Docent Training Notecards
These notecards can be used to train new docents or as a supplement to a self-guided tour.
Teacher Tour Guides
This document serves as a guide for teachers planning a tour of the Cathedral with their students. The material included in this guide is tailored for grades 4-8.
Additional Field Trip Ideas
This document provides additional ideas and tips you can incorporate into your school's tour of the Cathedral.
This is a PDF of different roles for student assignment. See the "Teacher Tour Guide" above for more detail.
Cathedral Memory Sheet - 5th grade and above
This memory sheet serves as a review tool for students who have toured the Cathedral. It includes several fill-in-the-blank sentences, providing an excellent way to measure what students saw and learned during their visit.